What sort of a man

… do you think Bach was? Here are some answers, from neuroscientist Raymond Tallis, conductor John Eliot Gardiner and organist John Butt, interviewed by Catherine Bott, during the BBC’s Bach Marathon on 4 April 2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/emp/iplayer/player.swf

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Mr. Suzuki’s Bach Passion

Here is a BBC radio documentary about the extraordinary story of Masaaki Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan whose Bach recordings have blown away Bach performance—and opened unexpected doors for the Gospel in Japan. These are the recordings we feature on Lutheran Radio UK's Sunday Cantata. Listening to this, you will know why. Click here…

Just for its own sake

I recently caught up with the BBC's A Brief History of Mathematics with professor Marcus du Sautoy of Oxford university.* For a non-specialist such as I, it's an enlightening crash course into some of the great turning points in modern Maths and the people who made the ground-breaking discoveries. In the final episode, Prof. du…

King James Bible on the BBC

For those who missed it, yesterday BBC's Radio 4 marked the 400th anniversary of the Authorized Version, also known as the King James Bible, by a series of readings throughout the day. In seven separate episodes, key passages from the Old and New Testaments were read by various British actors. On the downside, most of…

The Benefit of the Doubt (8th Commandment)

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not tell lies about our neighbour, betray him, slander him, or hurt his reputation, but defend him, speak well of him, and explain everything in the kindest way. It has been heartening…